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South Park (Movies, TV)

"I'm super. Thanks for asking."

Cancer is killing. Texaco's spilling.
The whole world's gone to hell
But how are you?
I'm super. Thanks for asking.
All things considered
I couldn't be better, I must say.

In 1999, Big Gay Al performed this send-off for American troops about to enter a war with Canada in the film South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. He'd already introduced the song to the world in 1997, during the show's first season. Veronica says this line to Keith when returning home from the sheriff's office after questioning, and she hopes he misses the irony of her statement. But Keith's Daddy-sense alerts him that something's up with his little girl.

2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"

"Nope, it just means you're the most likely suspect, Token, and when the media circus starts, you know, like it did at Duke, that whole lacrosse rape scandal, who do you think they're gonna get to do the perp walk on the six o'clock news."

Token Black is the name of the only black classmate on the Comedy Central show, South Park. His name comes from the phrase "token minority," as in a non-white character put in a show to appease the non-white viewers. Veronica calls Charleston Chu "Token" because he is, indeed, the only non-white member of the fraternity.

3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf"

"So, what would Stan Marsh say in a situation like this? I think we all learned a valuable lesson about faith. You give it to the people you love. But the people who really deserve it are the ones who come through even when you don't love them enough."

Given that South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut is Veronica's favorite movie, and given that South Park, the TV show, often features a summation of the "moral of the day" at the end of each episode by character Stan Marsh, it is perhaps only surprising that it took Veronica this long to give a lesson-of-the-day voice-over herself. She probably came a little closer to hitting the mark than Stan usually does, though.

3.07 "Of Vice and Men"

"'Kay, keep up, Towelie."

What's that? A clue to the mystery of the week? No, it's the melody to Funkytown! This self-admitted "worst character ever" is everyone's favorite beach companion, guaranteed to conquer dryness. He spends most of his time losing his short-term memory to weed in South Park, a show beloved by slackers, loadies, potheads, and the daughter of Neptune's best local sheriff. Veronica's not wrong to assume that the teenage delinquents she's interrogating are so high right now, they have no idea what's going on.

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
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Butters (Characters)

"'Butters' is the name of the weak, loser suck-up on South Park. 'Butters' implies soft, fat—"
"But oh so delicious."

Butters Stotch is a gullible but good-hearted character on television's South Park. He's often picked on by other kids, and he has a domineering, somewhat scary father. Our Butters, or Vincent, as he prefers, got pantsed — some sadistic kid yanked his pants down — in a gym full of laughing students, and his father is none other than the brooding Vice Principal Van Clemmons. Poor kid. No wonder Butters is so bitter.

2.01 "Normal Is the Watchword"

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